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STELA Project

The Erasmus+ project STELA (Successful Transition from secondary to higher Education using Learning Analytics) has entered its last year. In this final year the involved institutes KU Leuven, TU Delft, TU Graz, Nottingham Trent University, are collaborating in large pilots that are offering learning dashboards with actionable feedback to first-year students. The LASSI dashboard offered feedback on learning and studying skills to more than 4.000 students distributed over 26 different programs at 9 faculties at KU Leuven. Read about the first findings in this blogpost. Currently, this dashboard is also being deployed at TU Delft.
In the last weeks, the REX dashboard offering data-based feedback on grades after the first examination period, was launched at KU Leuven, reaching out to more than 7.500 students. Find out more in this blogpost.

In the upcoming Learning Analytics & Knowledge (LAK) conference, the largest conference on Learning Analytics, the project partners are organizing a workshop on stakeholder involvement in learning analytics. In this workshop they will share their experiences of transferring learning dashboards between European higher education institutes. Furthermore, KU Leuven will present their case study results on a feedback dashboard for aspiring students that participated in the pre-university positioning test.
The STELA project is now disseminating its realizations in a follow-up project “Learning Analytics for Latin America (LALA)”, hereby challenging the transferability of the project outcomes outside Europe.

Prof. Tinne De Laet

SEFI BOD, Chair of the WG Research in Engineering Edcation